Rite Aid Foundation awards $10,000 to Youth Challenge

Rite Aid associates and management presented a check for $10,000 to Youth Challenge staff and board of trustees student interns at the Westlake store on Center Ridge Road.

Youth Challenge, the local KidCents charity, received a $10,000 gift for participating in The Rite Aid Foundation’s Big Hearts Give Challenge. The special challenge was designed by The Rite Aid Foundation to help KidCents charities raise awareness, grow their donor network and earn additional funds for their organization.

The donation will help Youth Challenge continue to offer a variety of adapted sports and recreational activities to hundreds of children with physical disabilities and their teen volunteer partners. Youth Challenge has offices in Westlake and Shaker Heights and offers free programming and transportation to participants in an eight-county area of Northeast Ohio.  

Rite Aid “wellness+ with Plenti” members fund the KidCents program through purchases. Those members can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to KidCents. They also can sign into their “wellness+ with Plenti” account and give their change to an approved KidCents charity of choice, like Youth Challenge.

“Our Big Hearts Give Challenge was a fun way for KidCents charities to earn a donation for their organization while raising awareness about the valuable work they are doing and expanding their donor network,” said Rite Aid CEO of store and President of Rite Aid Corporation Ken Martindale, who also serves as president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “The Rite Aid Foundation looks forward to developing other unique opportunities through our KidCents program to help our partner charities raise much-needed funds, so that they can continue making a difference in the lives of the children they serve.”

For more information about enrolling in the KidsCents program, visit youthchallengesports.com or call 440-892-1001.

Kathy Rigdon

is the Media Specialist for Youth Challenge in Westlake.

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